Avani Victoria Falls Resort connects the wild side of travellers to Zambia's wondrous landscapes and big game thrills. With iconic Victoria Falls on its doorstep, the resort gives roaring adventures, a comfy den with a contemporary vibe combined with essential comforts, all amid dramatic nature.
The resort’s biggest draw is its impressive location, just a five-minute stroll from one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the majestic and world’s largest curtain of falling water, the Victoria Falls. Guests enjoy free unlimited access to Victoria Falls, coined by the region’s locals as Mosi-Oa-Tunya, which means “the smoke that thunders”. Easily accessible at just 25 minutes’ drive from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI), the resort can be reached by a seamless transfer service. Alternatively, for a refreshing arrival journey, you can transfer from the airport to the Royal Landing, hop aboard a water taxi and meander down the great Zambezi River, where an onward transfer continues to Avani Victoria Falls Resort. A heritage ritual welcomes you at reception, with Ngoni Warriors performing traditional songs and dances.
Avani Victoria Falls Resort stands apart for its natural beauty and vibrant local style, with the 46-hectare grounds also attracting zebras, giraffes, impalas and monkeys. Guests can stroll around the gardens for a wild nature walk, go bird watching, investigate the herb and vegetable garden, or see the worm farm and compost project in action. A series of eight buildings are designed with hints of rugged nature and local culture. Adobe-style architecture is perked up with bright mosaics, ethnic wall stencils and Zambian artworks and accessories – setting the scene for a real African experience.
The resort’s 212 rooms and suites are awash with warm African colours and Zambian charm, and they either overlook the pool, the landscaped gardens or lush wild bush, clearly designed for relaxing nights of sleep and down-time between adventures.
An absolute must on every Zambia itinerary, Victoria Falls is just a five-minute stroll from the resort, and all guests enjoy free unlimited visits. With such swift and easy access, travellers can tick one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders off their bucket list and go back as many times as they like.
Then there’s the Devil’s Pool…
A daring highlight of visiting Victoria Falls is swimming in Devil’s Pool. This uniquely located plunge pool is situated right on the edge of the Falls, where the thundering cascade of water plummets 350-feet, providing a pulse-racing dip for those brave enough to venture into the Zambezi River. The pool is also special in that it can only be visited between mid-August and mid-January, before the summer rains swell the river. Afterwards, the pool remains hidden and off limits under the river’s pounding flow.
Adrenalin thrills abound. The Zambezi has class three to five rapids and is one of the world’s best for white water rafting. Abseil, gorge swing and flying fox experiences offer dry excitement, and the Victoria Falls Bridge attracts bungee fans to hurl off one of the highest commercial jumps in the world. Highflyers can soar above the Zambezi rapids, the spray of The Falls and the wildlife of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in a helicopter, or revel in a bird’s eye view with the wind in your face from the open cockpit of a microlight flight.
For special occasions, guests can enjoy private dining on the edge of the Zambezi River, Kingfisher Island, the bird hide, overlooking Victoria Falls or in the garden. A personal chef and butler will take care of everything and serve perfect menus of pan-African and Zambian delicacies for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
AvaniKIDS invites the cubs to run wild at Zuba’s Adventure Camp, with jungle playground explorations and pack walks out in nature, all under the watchful eye of trained child minders, who also offer babysitting services.
About Avani Hotels & Resorts
Launched in response to a growing global group of discerning world travellers whose priorities are service, style and value, Avani Hotels & Resorts is a contemporary, upbeat brand that delivers the perfect balance. With a focus on good sleep, effective social spaces, locally sourced sustenance and genuine service. Avani welcomes guests to over 20 properties in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Laos, with a pipeline of further openings in Australia, Asia, Indian Ocean and the Middle East.
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